Accession Number : ADP000896

Title :   The Relationship between Farming Activities, Physical Fitness and Body Fat,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF FAMILY PRACTICE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

Personal Author(s) : O'Leary,John B.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a simple, accurate method for measuring physical fitness in large population groups. The objectives of the present study represent small steps toward this larger goal: To calculate mean fitness levels of groups of National Guardsmen and to determine the statistical significance, if any, of observed differences; To explore the generalizability of studies on National Guardsmen by comparing height/weight data on National Guardsmen with data from the most recent probability sample of U.S. males, the 1971-1974 U.S. HANES survey; To identify military units with higher percentages of farmers and to begin pilot studies of life habits, fitness levels and body fat of men in these units; and To record baseline data for future calculations of the reliability and validity of this new fitness testing method.

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Physical fitness, *Measurement, National Guard, Statistical analysis, Mean, Fat cells, Human body, Questionnaires, Field tests, Test methods, Variables, Scoring

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE